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[F] Dom. Sang des Cailloux, Vacqueyras interview

9 years ago371 views *Come on a wine & food tour with us!* --- We meet with the winemaker Serge Ferigoule at Domaine du Sang des Cailloux. It is located in Vacqueyras, in the southern Rhone Valley in France, and produces mainly red and some white wine. It covers 17 hectares of vineyard on the garrigue plateau between Vacqueyras and Courthezon with soils that are mainly clay and limestone with an addition of the galets roules, big stones, typical for the region (famous above all in Chateauneuf-du-Pape). The vines are on average quite old, 50-60 yrs Serge Ferigoule make essentially two different red wines: The cuvee classique, named after his daughters Doucinelle (Doucinelio), Florette, Azalais, depending on the year; and an old vine cuvee (vieille vignes) Cuvee Lopy. The name of the winery, Sang des Cailloux, literally means the blood of the stones but it is not really a reflection of the hardship of being a winegrower, but rather that the colour of the soil at one period of time in spring is of a particular shade. They work essentially in organic farming, albeit not yet with any eco-label. The language is French [F] Nous rencontrons le vigneron Serge Ferigoule au Domaine du Sang des Cailloux. Le vignoble se situe a Vacqueyras, dans le sud de la Vallee du Rhone en France. Il produit principalement du vin rouge et un peu de blanc. Le domaine fait 17 hectares sur des sols argilo-calcaire avec un peu de galets roules, plus connu au Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Les vignes ont un moyen d’age de 50-60 ans. Serge Ferigoule fait principalement deux vins : La cuvee classique, nomme d’apres ses trois filles : doucinelle, Florette et Azalais, et une cuvee vieille vignes : Cuvee Lopy. Le nom, Sang des Cailloux ne fait pas vraiment reference a la vie dure d’un vigneron mais provient de la couleur du sol au printemps sur certaines parcelles. La culture est essentiellement biologique, mais sans revendiquer un label specifique. ...

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